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  • 49ers Player Surprises School Principal By Handing Him a Check to clear Debts

    11/30/2019 9:06:24 AM PST · by steveben · 34 replies
    GNN ^ | 11/29/2019 | McKinley Corbley
    The San Francisco 49ers may have earned a few new fans this week, but it’s not because of their most recent win on the football field—it’s because one of their players went out of his way to eliminate the cafeteria debt at a local middle school. Richard Sherman, the 49ers cornerback player, paid off all $7,500 of the outstanding lunch debt at Cabrillo Middle School this week. Cabrillo Principal Stan Garber had been working as a docent at the nearby 49ers museum when Sherman pulled him aside and handed him the check.
  • P3s can add significant costs to Canadian highway projects, study finds

    11/27/2019 2:55:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | November 13, 2019 | Jenn Goodman
    A study of the public-private partnership project delivery method has some cautionary advice for governments and contractors considering them. Entitled "Highway Robbery: Public Private Partnerships and Nova Scotia Highways" by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the study urges jurisdictions to stop using the model to build highways. The report concludes that governments should instead employ traditional public procurement, based on its findings that contracting out services through a P3 is more expensive than public procurement, has the potential to compromise highway safety, needlessly duplicates government services and lacks mechanisms for public accountability. “Public infrastructure and services should remain fully...
  • U.S. manufacturing, services sector PMIs improve in November

    11/23/2019 5:28:33 AM PST · by Redmen4ever · 7 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/22/19 | Gregg Robb
    The numbers: IHS Markit said its U.S. flash manufacturing sector purchasing managers index rose to 52.2 in November from 51.3 in October.
  • Pro-Trans Advertising Doesn’t Reflect Most of America

    11/22/2019 7:43:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 20, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    To hear college students and corporate consumer-product commercials tell it, gender fluidity is so normal, popular even, that they’re simply communicating these ideas as a way to reflect the new progressivism in America. Only that’s not exactly the case. Their ideas aren’t at all in sync with the rest of the country. Still, that doesn’t stop college students from talking about the “infinite” number of genders, or corporations from selling Sprite with a commercial about transgenderism and breast-binding to boot, minus any mention of the soft drink itself. A June 2019 Gallup poll reported Americans greatly overestimate the size of...
  • Kylie Jenner becomes a bona fide billionaire at the tender age of 22: Reality TV star cashes in..

    11/18/2019 11:30:16 AM PST · by RummyChick · 30 replies
    dm ^ | 11/18/2019 | crane
    Kylie Jenner has become a bona fide billionaire at the tender age of 22 after selling the majority stake in her cosmetics brand for $600 million. Beauty product giant Coty Inc. announced on Monday it was buying a 51 percent stake in Jenner's make-up and skincare empire. The 22-year-old reality-star-turned-beauty-mogul will still solely own the other 49 percent stake. The sale gives Jenner's company a new valuation of $1.2 billion. Jenner was named the world's youngest self-made billionaire of all time by Forbes earlier this year with an estimated net worth of $1 billion. Jenner, who is the youngest and...
  • American Business Wants Out of Healthcare

    11/07/2019 4:40:53 AM PST · by The Houston Courant · 48 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | November 7th, 2019 | D. Balat
    Henry Ford once said “a customer can have a car painted any color—so long as it’s black.” The automobile was new to the market, and Ford wanted his factories to run so efficiently that the cost could be low enough “that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one.” Once competitors entered the market, that approach obviously changed. New automakers offered different colors and more choice on a variety of options. And because of competition—and relatively little government intervention—one thing has remained remarkably consistent: the cost of an automobile (adjusted for inflation). Unlike the free-market environment...
  • A manufacturer drives up sales and margins on Alibaba.com

    10/17/2019 12:43:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Digital Commerce 360 ^ | October 1, 2019 | Peter Lucas
    Gett Clean, a manufacturer of cleaning products, protects its margins and improves marketing through Alibaba.com, Gett Clean co-founder Evan Gettinger said at B2B Next 2019 today. Alibaba.com may not always be the first marketplace suppliers in the United States consider for building sales, but one supplier finding success selling through Alibaba is Gett Clean, a manufacturer of cleaning products. As a start-up, Gett Clean realized that a marketplace had to be part of its business model if it was to successfully compete against larger suppliers, as it lacked the resources and sales staff to achieve a global reach. What drew...
  • $2 million study looks at hyperloop – 700 mph transit – that would cross Pennsylvania

    10/13/2019 8:19:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Jana Benscoter
    Will a hyperloop work in Pennsylvania? That’s the question officials from legislative and executive branches, statewide agencies, organizations and departments, as well as a handful of private business leaders are trying to answer. Fifty people, invited to a workshop at Dixon University in Harrisburg on Wednesday, met to talk about the possibility of building a hyperloop system in the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has until April 2020 to complete a $2 million state-legislative commissioned study on its viability. Media wasn’t permitted to attend the invitation-only meeting. According to the turnpike’s research, a hyperloop combines a magnetic levitation train and...
  • AG Bill Barr Visits Italy on “Official Business”? – Remember That Audio-Tape Depo by Mifsud?…

    09/28/2019 6:49:00 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 62 replies
    conservative treehouse ^ | 9/28/19 | sundance
    First, the context… On Thursday night Carl Bernstein said: William Barr is preparing to deliver “evidence of a deep state conspiracy.” Bernstein’s statement followed on the heels of Chairman Jerry Nadler proclaiming: “The President dragged the Attorney General into this mess,” [Nadler wrote on Twitter after the transcript was released]. “At a minimum, AG Barr must recuse himself until we get to the bottom of this matter.” Then on Friday during an interview on MSNBC Morning Joe, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said AG William Barr had “gone rogue” in his efforts to protect President Trump. Amid the newly visible sense...
  • Home Depot co-founder: Bernie Sanders is the 'enemy of every entrepreneur

    09/23/2019 1:52:00 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    foxbusiness ^ | June 24, 2019
    The co-founders of Home Depot believe if Bernie Sanders were president when they tried to open their business in 1978, the home-improvement retailer may never have existed. In an exclusive interview with Neil Cavuto, Bernie Marcus and Ken Langone explain why. "Home Depot is the poster child for capitalism," Marcus said. The two admittedly said they never thought about giving up on their business, even amid the economic downturn in the late 70s when the company was born. Marcus pointed out, "people needed product. People still had to build houses, fix plumbing." When asked about Bernie Sanders' plan to have...
  • This CNBC Survey Points To Trump 2020 Victory, No Recession

    09/13/2019 6:57:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Benzinga ^ | September 13, 2019 | Jayson Derrick
    U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to emerge victorious in the 2020 presidential election, according to a CNBC survey of 62 chief financial officers. The CNBC Global CFO Council consists of companies that combine for a valuation north of $5 trillion and more than two-thirds of those surveyed believe Trump will defeat the yet to be named Democratic nominee. Only one-quarter of respondents say ex-Vice President Joe Biden could beat Trump if he is nominated. Economic Health Respondents classified the health of the U.S. economy as "improving" in the second quarter and the latest survey showed an upgrade to "stable."...
  • Progressive Website ThinkProgress Is Shutting Down Because Nobody Wants To Buy It

    09/06/2019 3:02:37 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/06/2019 | Chuck Ross
    ThinkProgress, a top progressive website operated by the liberal think tank, Center for American Progress, is shutting down on Friday after a 15-year run. The decision was made after the site was unable to find a buyer. The Center for American Progress (CAP) has tried to sell off the website after operating for years in the red, according to The Daily Beast. “Given that we could find no new publisher, we have no other real option but to fold the ThinkProgress website back into CAP’s broader online presence with a focus on analysis of policy, politics, and news events through...
  • Charlie Daniels: Contrary to Dems and Media Recession Warnings, America Is Thriving

    09/03/2019 9:22:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 3, 2019 | Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels We are just finishing up a month-long run across America, East Coast to West Coast and back, and contrary to the dire warnings of Democratic politicians and their lap puppy sycophants in the media who claim we are on the brink of a recession, what I saw was America at work with busy retail outlets, highways full of eighteen-wheelers and railroads with frequent, and long, loaded freight trains moving raw materials and transporting finished goods to markets where demand is high. Now, I make no claim to being an economist or to having any insight into the...
  • Bad Law Keeps People Poor

    08/28/2019 7:22:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2019 | John Stossel
    Why does most of Africa stay poor while other parts of the world prosper? People blame things like climate, the history of colonialism, racism, etc. But I say Senegalese businesswoman Magatte Wade gives the right explanation: too many rules. “Once you hire someone, good luck getting rid of them for any reason,” Wade complains. Her government must approve every firing. “Then the tax code is so complicated… worth at least two or three truckloads of paper.” Wade started a lip balm company. Some of her ingredients are not made in Senegal, so she imports them. To “protect” Senegalese manufacturers, the...
  • White House insists Trump has authority to block American companies from doing business in China

    08/25/2019 2:43:55 PM PDT · by Mariner · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 25th, 2019 | Kadia Tubman
    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow asserted President Trump’s threat to block trade between private Americans businesses and China, saying he has “emergency economic power authority” to do so. “Do you believe that the president does have the authority to block private businesses from investing in China?” CBS News' Margaret Brennan asked Kudlow on “Face the Nation” Sunday. “Ultimately, he does have authority,” responded Kudlow. “It’s an emergency economic power authority,” he said, adding that Trump “is not intending to” block trade with China at this time. Amid an escalating trade war, Trump in a series of angry tweets Friday...
  • Austin's homeless problem could force some downtown businesses to close early

    08/24/2019 1:16:50 PM PDT · by bgill · 65 replies
    austincbs ^ | Aug. 23, 2019 | Bettie Cross
    Some Austin business owners say the homeless problem is now a homeless crisis. One downtown business owner says he may start closing early to keep employees and customers safe...In June, the Austin City Council changed the homeless ordinances to allow sitting, lying and camping in more public spaces, including sidewalks. Staley says that's when one homeless man moved in. “All his belongings are right here up against our patio and we can't do anything about it. We can't. The police can't,” said Staley. The patio on Congress Avenue was designed as a shady spot for tourists and locals to grab...
  • Study suggests high-speed transit system to mountains could provide economic benefits

    08/24/2019 11:57:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    Sky-Hi News ^ | August 21, 2019 | Sawyer D'Argonne
    A high-speed transit system through the mountain corridor could serve as a major economic boon to communities on the Western Slope, according to a new study recently published by Development Research Partners. A high-speed transit system — likely in the form of a train that would carry passengers and light freight between Denver International Airport and Eagle County Regional Airport — was listed in the 2011 Record of Decision issued by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Federal Highways Administration as a potential long-term solution to dealing with congestion on Interstate 70. Late last year, stakeholders — including the...
  • Sony, Harley-Davidson, Others Move Production from China to Thailand

    08/22/2019 5:57:35 AM PDT · by Paco · 92 replies
    IndustryWeek ^ | 8/19/2019 | Bloomberg
    Thai officials glimpse a silver lining in the U.S.-China trade war as companies such as Sony Corp. move production to Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy. At least 10 firms are in the process of relocating some production to Thailand from China, according to the National Economic & Social Development Council. More than a dozen others could potentially choose Thailand, it said in a statement. “We may not see the impact on the economy now, but in the second half of 2019, it could become a positive factor for growth,” the agency’s Deputy Secretary-General Wichayayuth Boonchit said Monday.Trade tension is sapping growth...
  • The economic sky isn’t falling – here’s what you need to know about scary ups and downs

    08/19/2019 8:14:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 08/19/2019 | Liz Peek
    Let us not let the left-wing media talk us into a recession. Make no mistake: they are eager to do so. For months the liberal press has echoed Democrats’ hand-wringing on the campaign trail, repeating Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s unwarranted warnings about debt levels for instance, or former Vice President Joe Biden’s alarms about how President Trump’s trade confrontation with China is hurting consumers. After all, it’s hard to call for a revolution if the people are happy. Less enthusiastically reported have been record lows in unemployment and accelerating wage increases – news that might buoy consumer sentiment, and, not unimportantly,...
  • Putting a bitmoji on your resume might be the world's worst idea

    08/17/2019 1:04:35 PM PDT · by Salman · 39 replies
    CNET ^ | AUGUST 14, 2019 | GAEL FASHINGBAUER COOPER
    ... Bitmojis, in case you've managed to escape them so far, are cartoon avatars that can be customized to a thoroughly creepy level to resemble the person using them. "Create your Bitmoji and be yourself wherever you go," the company's site proclaims. And apparently some job hunters are adding the friendly little cartoons to their please-hire-me documentations, whether electronic or otherwise. The Journal's example is especially egregious: an applicant for a teaching job at the Indianapolis high school included a bitmoji of himself waving and the word "hi" at the top, quickly making himself the hey-get-a-load-of-THIS-guy story of the faculty...